Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Maté 2013 - The Spirit Haus
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Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Maté 2013
SKU: 6437

Elio Grasso Barolo Ginestra Vigna Casa Maté 2013

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Elio Grasso
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The vinification procedure for Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté involves alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with daily pumping over. After completing malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in 25-hectolitre barrels of Slavonian oak. Bottling normally takes place in August. The Barolo Ginestra Casa Maté then stays in the binning cellar for 8-10 months before release.
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The 2013 Barolo Ginestra Casa Matè is powerful and intense, with huge beams of tannin underpinning the fruit. Black cherry, plum, violet, mint and licorice develop in the glass. Today, the 2013 is quite reticent, with tons of power in reserve, but all the elements are in the right place. Not surprisingly, the 2013 is a tightly wound ball of energy. Readers need to be patient.

Antonio Galloni, February 2017
Wine Spectator
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A beefy red, with grip and power framing the licorice, cherry, tar and tobacco flavors. Complex and fresh, this has everything in the right proportion, showing fine balance on the lingering aftertaste. Forget about this for eight years. Best from 2022 through 2038. 1,000 cases made, 70 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, November 30, 2017